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Ogun State inaugurates committee for 2024 National Sports Festival

Ogun State inaugurates committee for 2024 National Sports Festival

The Ogun State government inaugurated its committee for the 22nd National Sports Festival at the Alake Sports Centre, Abeokuta on Friday. The multi-sports event, tagged Gateway Games 2024, is scheduled to commence on January 12, 2025 with the opening ceremony set for January 15. Ogun State Commissioner for Sports, Wasiu Isiaka, who is also the Chairman of the Committee, admonished members to work assiduously in ensuring...

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Sports Minister Enoh demands swift action from NFF & Finidi George

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Sports Minister Enoh demands swift action from NFF & Finidi George

Nigeria's Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, has demanded urgent steps be taken from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the Super Eagles qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Enoh also demanded that the issues that have hindered high performances and growth of Nigerian football be sorted out in an emergency meeting held at his office alongside the NFF top executives. The meeting...

NFF to appoint foreign technical adviser for Super Eagles

NFF to appoint foreign technical adviser for Super Eagles

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has announced plans to appoint a foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles as a result of their abysmal results in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Nigeria are without a win the qualifying round and they are fifth in Group C with just three points from four games. Finidi who was appointed head coach in May failed...

Ikorodu City, Beyond Limits secure maiden NPFL promotion

Ikorodu City, Beyond Limits secure maiden NPFL promotion

Ikorodu City FC and Beyond Limits Football Academy have secured promotion to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) for the very first time after their final day wins in the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super Eight playoffs in Enugu on Wednesday. Needing a win to gain promotion to the country's elite football division, Ikorodu City defeated Madiba FC 2-0 courtesy a brace from Toheeb Ajeyigbe at...

NPFL: Rangers & Enyimba get hefty fines for suspended game

NPFL: Rangers & Enyimba get hefty fines for suspended game

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) disciplinary Committee has handed down a ₦5 million fine to Enugu Rangers  for multiple infractions during the Match Day 35 fixture against Enyimba, held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday. There was a late drama at the 20,000-capacity stadium on Sunday when Rangers were awarded a penalty in the 98th minute after striker Godwin Obaje seemingly broke...